News 4 Buffalo (WIVB-TV) reports that the Buffalo Teachers Federation, says a majority of teachers are rejecting the Buffalo Public Schools 2020-2021 Reopening Plan.

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Only Buffalo teachers were allowed to complete the survey that was sent to their personal email accounts.

Here are some of the findings:

  • 3,155 Teachers completed the survey.
  • Slightly more than 86% do not think the Reopening Plan provides a safe school reopening for Buffalo students, parents, and staff.
  • Nearly 72% don't support the two (2) day/three (3) day hybrid rotation schedule.
  • 76% do not agree with how school buildings will be sanitized during and after school hours.

A more detailed accounting of the survey can be found on the WIVB website.

In a release, Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore says:

“The results of the survey of Buffalo teachers is cause for great concern for parents, students and our community. The ‘Plan’ is no plan. It is a compilation of partial statements culminating in no delineated action/procedures. As such, it poses a serious danger to the safety, health and well-being of our children, parents, school staff, community as well as to the education of our students. That this ‘Plan’, unlike in other communities, was withheld from the District Reopening Committee, parents, school staff and the community, is a symptom of callous indifference. This is not a dictatorship. Parents, school staff and the community must have accepted input into the development of and a vote on the adoption of any school re-opening plan.”


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